Category Archives: accountable

Opening Doors

Business acumen. What does it mean? In short, it means understanding your business—keenly. It’s knowing what details matter and why, and then it’s understanding how they come together and affect the big picture. In developing your business acumen, you learn how to improve structure and systems at every level. You learn which risks are worth…

I Like Your Style

Tower of Power (or TOP for short) is an R&B-based horn band, originating in Oakland, and they have been performing since 1968.  They are best known for their funky soul sound highlighted by a powerful horn section and precisely syncopated bass-guitar lines.  I’ve been a big fan of TOP, and have seen them several times in concert. Each time they never…

Why Are They Rare?

I started a Google search several months ago. I wanted to keep up with the latest news, trends, research, and people associated with great Leadership.  I have been bothered to say the least, by the massive quantity of “stuff” out there associated with Leaders, and Leadership.  And it’s not all good.  I thought twitter might…

Do You Trust Me?

When Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick collaborated on their famous song “Do you love me” from Fiddler on the roof, the combination of the melody and the pleading lyrics create a memorable phrase that seems to stay with you.  And finally after Tevye and Golde agree “I suppose I do”, they join together and sing…

Passion is…

Ready, set, go.  Everybody have their list in front of them?  who wants to go first?  Ok, go ahead…define passion.  Hmmm…That’s what I thought.  When you really have to put it down on paper, or describe it to a group, it’s not that easy is it? That happened to me as I sat down to…

Taking Ownership

The Rare Leader™ willingly takes an initiative and acceptance of accountability, using intelligence and an enterprising attitude to figure out “how” to do it without being told. F. John Reh writes in “Take Ownership of Your Job” http://bit.ly/bTecG5 , “Being passionate about your job is more than the old adage “do what you love”. It’s…

Acting On Your Vision

”I’m high on ideas, but low on execution”.  How many times have you heard someone say this?  Typically you hear it from someone who sees themselves as very creative.  Or, as they might say…I’m an idea guy.   We’ve lived with and worked with them.  A parent declares…”Let’s vacation in the mountains this year”.  Great idea. …